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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I was fighting with my mum this morning

    and she's stressed screaming at me and my sister saying it's our fault my dad was angry with her and I'm stressed from having a job. But the jobs not stressful livi n G with her is. All because i was asking for help from my dad and she wanted him to bath the kids. I just...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I always look at the good side of people,

    but I always end up hurt. I'm really hard to keep my heart soft, but it's just so hard.
    QueenValbuena QueenValbuena 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    Just started on lexapro this week.

    Does anyone have experience with this medication ? Just wondering. I hope it helps me....
    NJguitarist NJguitarist 41-45, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've never been close with my family,

    my mom always seemed to dislike me, and was rather quick to dislike anything I enjoyed. It's slowly gotten better over the years only if I told anyone they wouldn't call what I've achieved progress. I learned to play video games until I forget, and if that doesn't work I try...
    Venum21 Venum21 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Today may end up being a bad day

    for me. I've become very good at ignoring those negative thoughts in my head and replacing them with positive ones. I truly feel like I have a handle on my depression, without medication, now. Still, I have bad days. I have days when my depression hits me like a brick and...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    uhleasah uhleasah 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I always look at the good side of people,

    but I always end up hurt. I'm really hard to keep my heart, but it's just so hard.
    QueenValbuena QueenValbuena 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have battling with anxiety

    and depression now for around 18 months. I have just come off sertraline as it was making me tired through the day which ticked off my anxiety, so I went to the doctors who has now put me on citalopram 2 Days in I am now shattered most of the time and just wanting to sleep...
    mjlay83 mjlay83 31-35, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I haven't felt right the past few days.

    I'm just very sluggish. I'm not having the best thoughts either :/
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I would love to say I want to die.

    But I don't. I want to see the world die.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm beyond scared for today to the point

    where I'm shaking. But I'm ready to rip off the bandaid and get this talk over with. Wish me luck guys!
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS!

    *NOTE * (This is written from a spiritual point of view NOT religious though) Author had a near death experience to give an idea of what I mean. This is, in my opinion, a great article for those who lost someone to suicide and for those who are struggling with the thoughts...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 18

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm scared. I'm starting my senior year tomorrow

    and I'm terrified that everything I managed to finally put in my past will come back. last year I sunk into such a deep depression that I lost most of my friends, got kicked out of my high school and tried to kill myself. this summer I worked really hard and got a lot better and...
    editavner22 editavner22 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    So my entire family blames me

    for my mom being a drug addict because I won't talk to her or have any contact with her whatsoever. She just went back to rehab for the 6th time this week. I don't understand how I'm being blamed for her poor choices. Almost 2 years ago I said she was still up to her old games...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I told my friend what I go though

    and he looked at my with theost emotionless face and said I fell bad for you
    Mitchs113 Mitchs113 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I feel so useless, all my efforts are being

    useless. Not seeing any results of my work makes me feel a useless piece of ****, I'm spending a money that I don't have on studies... and I can't even find a job. No job, no money, absolutely nothing. What's my role in this world? a desire is slowly growing in my heart, the...
    TrappedDeadSoul TrappedDeadSoul 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    It's getting worse. I lay awake in my bed

    crying, wake up crying. It's all the same. I think about everything but I feel like nothing. I want to believe that things will get better, but it's getting harder to believe. I get constant headaches, migraines, body aches & cramps. I can't eat and when I do, I get sharp pains...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 82 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    At least the day is almost over

    so I can sleep, I hate my ******* life
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know what's going on.

    I don't feel right. I've always had those brief moments of wanting to give up (not wanting to get better) and just sulk in my misery giving up my medication and therapy, but this is just completely different. After a year's worth of medication, I can say I'm better. Or I feel...
    MatchedWithBlack MatchedWithBlack 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014